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Posted by Jack, a Divorce client, Flag
A fair and honest man who will not be taken advantaged of. He looks to end cases as soon as possible so that you can move on with life. He will stand by you until the case is resolved and provide all his efforts in doing so. He tells it as is and works with you to find an acceptable balance. He cares not only for you but the impact the divorce has on the children. I was amazed for such a youthful man, the experience and the relationships he has within his own industry. Extremely knowledgeable and always available for your needs. Sometimes too available at the expense of his own family. He knows the negativity of divorce and he finds his satisfaction when he truly helps the individual. He does not shy away from anything and presents facts that are hard to argue against. I knew upon meeting him that he was for me. The comfort he provided to calm me through one of my hardest times had a tremendous emotional affect on me. He is easy to speak with it, patient and listens. Nowadays, it appears the system is filled with just about anyone with only a few reputable attorneys recognized for their extraordinary talents and Matthew Abatemarco is one of them. His staff is extraordinary and efficient in every facet. A well respected firm. I'm extremely satisfied I was recommended to him.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Matt represented me in my divorce proceedings last year. Although he fought very hard for me and promised that he would be able to deliver both a very large sum of alimony and a longer than usual duration for my marriage, I find that I would be dishonest with myself if I were to write that the way in which my divorce proceedings happened was in a fair and amicable way. I never intended to soil the relationship I had with the father of my children but I found that in the way Matt responded to my case and the defendant's attorney, it caused a rift in my relationship that got wider and larger as time went by. This could have all been avoided if Matt's attitude and approach to divorces was more cordial and cooperative. I found myself conversing directly with my ex-husband and the information we spoke about and agreed to would never translate into statements of agreement as Matt would always try to skew the agreement, although in my favor, ended up drawing out the case as the opposing attorney and my ex-husband wouldn't agree as that was not what we had talked about. This constant tweeking of the facts of my case cost me thousands of dollars. In addition, Matt would give me advice that it was always best to stall and not be agreeable to settle as i would ultimately win out in the end if I held out. While i could see his point of view, this stalling cost me time and funds I did not have.
If you are looking for someone who will fight tooth and nail for you at all costs, Matt is your man. However, if you are looking for an attorney who is honest, genuine and wants to bring cases to closure with both parties interests in mind, Matt is not the attorney you should hire. I even called around a few other places after my case and found out to my dispair that Matt has a reputation for being ruthless. While this is viewed as positive for many people who want to win no matter what, he was not the right fit for me. I wish I had known this sooner. I would have been able to close my case in half the amount of time and costs. Now I am forced to repair the relationship with someone I have to share my children with for the rest of my life.
Posted by Julie, a Divorce client, Flag
I recently got divorced and Matt was my attorney. From the onset he has been nothing but supportive and honest. He has high moral standards in his work as well as the highest moral character. I highly recommend him to anyone. Do not believe otherwise. He always placed the well being of my children And I first! Highly recommended !
Posted by Deborah, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Abatemarco helped me tremendously through my mediation and divorce process and was extremely personable, understanding and professional. He answered all my questions and returned my calls in a timely manner. Thank you for making the process easier.
Posted by Mary Jane, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Abatemarco is a gentleman with an impressive legal arsenal: a wealth of knowledge, keen interpersonal skills, and an ability to mediate matters with the most difficult of personalities. I have worked with many attorneys and witnessed several different approaches while arguing a matter before a Judge. One of Mr. Abatemarco’s most important professional attributes is the way he conducts himself in the courtroom. Respectful, composed, and succinct - exactly what you want in a competent advocate.
During the most stressful period of my life, a pending divorce and subsequent death of my estranged husband, Mr. Abatemarco handled my affairs with a level of professionalism that is rarely encountered. He knew that my main concern was the welfare of my two young children and he worked tirelessly to ensure that goal. As difficult as divorce can be, my fears were alleviated knowing that Mr. Abatemarco was guiding me through the process - with compassion, sensitivity, and a fierce determination to keep my family as unscathed as possible. Finally, upon hearing of my estranged husband’s death, which happened before the divorce was final, Mr. Abatemarco continued to guide me through the complexities of my case by putting me in contact with necessary resources - including a therapist for my children.
If you find yourself faced with the unfortunate reality of needing a divorce attorney, I highly recommend Mr. Abatemarco.
Posted by Carol, a Family client, Flag
Mr. Abatemarco was a tremendous asset during my divorce. He is a knowledgable, kind and honest man and I was so thankful to have him represent me in my divorce. My case included challenges in that my ex-husband is in the military. Mr. Abatemarco ensured that all bases were covered and worked to obtain a fair settlement arrangement. I highly recommend him.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I highly recommend Matt as an attorney. He was extremely knowledgeable, very professional and fair. My divorce has the potential of being very contentious and Matt worked hard to get the core issues resolved and help my spouse and I get through it in a respectful and productive manner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Posted by Rick, a Divorce client, Flag
As I interviewed attorneys, most simply asked about money and treated my life as if it was only a financial ledger. Matt was the ONLY one that heard my story and recognized that the most important part of it was my daughter. He set up a "team" of various disciplines to help me make it through the ordeal in its entirety. Without this level empathy and attention, it is hard to imagine arriving at the finish line in one piece. I cannot thank him enough ... I consider him a friend.